It's not as bad as the time I "decided" to run TWO antivirus programs ... simultaneously, but it's a close second.
It seems, that if one spends practically an entire day, going through files, folders, programs, icons, etc, and compressing or encrypting everything, and marking practically everything ... everything ... as "Read-only", well, one gets to spend most of the next day "UN-Read-onlying"- EVERYTHING - because one cannot hardly do ANYTHING online!
Ok, I am still way-compressed (got to do it, or SOMETHING - old (6-7 years) PC w/Win2K Pro, 448MB Ram, but with only 4-gig hard drive), but what can I S-A-F-E-L-Y mark as "Read-only" (and/or "Encrypted")? I realize I cannot encrypt AND compress the same files/folders, but certain things (like my online protection suite/programs, etc.) I would very much like to protect as much as possible. Can I mark these as "Read-only" (I am scared-to-death to mark anything "Hidden") and what else might I want to mark this way - without access and download problems?
Thanks - g ...
PS - The reason I'd like to hold on to this PC is that it was built for a (very busy) attorney (commercial build), and it has some rather neat (I think) features; "fans" (are these known as "coolers"?) fore and aft (the 'intake' fan is low/bottom front - to pull in cool air, the rear fan is mounted high to 'exhaust' heat, there is also an additional vent area, potentially for another exhaust fan, lots of "space" inside for extra cooling, and a "reset" button (I guess that's what it's called?) located under the power button for quick shutdown/restart. When I FINALLY upgrade - I'd like to keep this as a "project" machine - or I may just attempt a "new" build within this gargantuan dino-tower (??).
Edited by grc, 15 May 2006 - 08:00 PM.